Indian diaspora celebrated 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday amid Covid-19 restrictions. Several world leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, took the occasion to congratulate them, underlining their strong friendship with India.
New Delhi: The Indian High Commission in Singapore celebrated Republic Day in a digital way. Acting High Commissioner Siddharth Nath read out the President's message to the Indian community through social media. Presentations by students from Indian schools in Singapore were also shared through social media.
In his message on Twitter, Australian Prime Minister Morrison congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hindi. Morrison tweeted, "Australia and India have a wonderful friendship. Today as we celebrate Australia Day, I wish my good friend Narendra Modi and all Indians a very Happy Republic Day.
Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in his message to Modi expressed confidence that the bilateral ties between the two countries will continue to strengthen. According to a statement issued by Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deuba appreciated India's remarkable achievements in the field of socio-economic development and technologies and innovation. In a separate message, Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari congratulated President Ram Nath Kovind.
Bhutan's Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said in his message, "As both countries remain determined to develop a deeper friendship over time, I have no doubt that we will continue to write many more stories of success and happiness together." Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa also extended his best wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and the people of India in his message on Twitter.